These sexual predators within the BSA took advantage of the innocence of children and/or enticed them with illegal activities. In the Boy Scouts of America files, hundreds show Scout leaders allowed boys to drink alcohol, drive cars, or look at pornography. As the trust continued to build, Scout leaders would often gradually test physical boundaries during skinny dipping, group showers, sleepovers and one-on-one activities.
Over time, abusive Scouting leaders would continue to twist these boundaries until they sexually abused children in the most horrific ways including rape, masturbation, and fondling. Scouting predators took advantage of children's trust to abuse them in the most horrific ways, and few have been punished for their crimes. Because of the Boy Scouts of America's negligence to report sexual abuse crimes or provide adequate protection for children, sexual predators were allowed to walk free and likely harm more children.